Graduating from the University of Windsor in 2003 with a BA(H) Communication Studies and Visual Arts, Navin Ramaswaran is a Director & Editor represented by studio m, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Besides being the creative lead on various commercials and music videos, he is also an award winning filmmaker. His newest feature film Chasing Valentine, has garnered critical and public acclaim and has won multiple awards including Best Picture at film festivals worldwide. The movie was made under his own banner Splice Films and is currently being released in the US, UK, France, Germany and Spain.
His recent commercial projects include the award winning Coca Cola Freestyle campaign, Disney Channel Canada, and WestJet “12,000 Christmas Mini Miracles” and “Make A Wish” spots. He also edited the viral hit WestJet Christmas Surprise 2014.
Navin recently completed Late Night Double Feature, a horror anthology now available on Blu Ray and DVD, and the award-winning short One More for the Road produced by Fangoria writer Kelly Michael Stewart. Navin also directed Season 2 of the web series Pete Winning and the Pirates (which was nominated for 4 Independent Screen Awards, including Best Directing (2015)) and The Misfortune of Madeline Moody, a horror short that premiered in 28 Cineplex Odeon cinemas across Canada in Feb 2014 as part of distributor Raven Banner’s Sinister Cinema Series.
Navin’s next feature film Poor Agnes, which he is directing and editing recently completed production in Thunder Bay, Ontario this fall.
“Navin is a stylish, talented director/editor with a great career ahead of him. He has an amazing visual eye and a solid understanding of story and character”, comments Sean McConville (Director - “Deadline”).
“It’s the calculated chaos that excites me when it comes to filmmaking”, says Ramaswaran. Through his passion and drive for filmmaking, Navin believes that he can make an impact in his community and spread awareness on the craft of independent filmmaking.